2 weeks ago
Monday, March 23, 2009
A few bloggers - A.K.A as Dawg, Penguin, Bear and Crow met up in San Francisco - coming together from many different directions to have a whirlwind tour of the area.
There was a ride up the cable car, a trip down the curviest road in the world (Lombard Street) and a traipse out onto the Golden Gate Bridge where one overjoyed penguin left her fingerprint on the rusty red colored railing of the famous structure.
With an occasional sprinkling by the threatening grey clouds, the friends also visited the great redwood forest called Muir Woods, so named after the naturalist John Muir. Much mud was squelched through and worn home on shoes and pant-legs.
The grand finale was dipping our feet (some were more adventurous than others) into the stormy surf of the Pacific Ocean at Muir Beach.
At the last stop of the cable car, a walk along the famous Fisherman's Wharf was in order. After perusing the large population of sea lions who have actually permanently taken over the docks at Pier 39, the motley crew stopped into a local sea shanty eatery where clam chowder (yes, served in the fine San Franciscan tradition inside a sour dough bowl), fish & chips, fried clams and BBQ ribs were devoured with great satisfaction.
A fine time was had by all.